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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville

#18 of 35 in Nature in Alabama
Guntersville Lake is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville.LocationThe lake stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres .HistoryThe lake was created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River. Both the lake and the dam received their names from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.In the 1950s, German scientists brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip who lived in Huntsville, Alabama purchased houses by the lake.
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  • Beauty, splendor, clean air and green spaces. A wonderful park just chock full of green spaces. A gorgeous. Very low user fee.  more »
  • Guntersville Lake is longer and much larger than I anticipated. There are many more boat ramps and scenic overlooks. Easy to rent a boat for fishing.  more »
  • This is a great place to spend family time. The lake is spacious and no matter how many boats you may see parked on the side you never seem to run over each other--lots of room for everyone. fishing i...  more »

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